Antique Primitive Hand Made Twelve-Tube 8 3/4" Candle Tin Mold Good Used Condition
Description: A beautiful antique primitive candle mold. This is a twelve-tube candle mold to make two 8 3/4" long tube candles. The mold has ~3/4" diameter openings on one end for the base of the candles being made. The mold also has small openings at the opposite end to allow for the wick to stay out of the candle. The piece is soldered together and is very well done. It has a loop soldered to the top to hold it and carry it. A very interesting antique tin mold in excellent condition. It would make a great addition to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely mid to late-19th century.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania, where it was most likely made.
Size: The mold measures ~5 1/8" by ~4 1/4" on the top flat end, ~5 1/2" by ~4 1/2" on the bottom flat end and is ~10" long from end to end. The edge of the flat end on top is ~5/8" and the edge of the bottom flat end is about 1/2." The piece weighs a bit over one pound and 4 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice primitive tin American primitive piece in great condition and worthy of a spot in your collection.
Condition: The mold is intact with some wear to the surface and some rust spots throughout. It is in good condition with no break, losses, or repairs. The surface has scratches, dings and rust spots, which can be seen in the photos but are nothing of true concern. The piece is generally clean and has aged to a warm gray colored patina. It would make an excellent addition to your antique primitive collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.